POETRY, POP AND PRAIRIE ROCK: INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON ROLLS OUT IMPRESSIVE LINEUP ADDITIONS WITH 2017 INTERLUDE PERFORMERS.

IRODEOYEG ANNOUNCES EXCITING TECH PARTNERSHIP WITH ATB FINANCIAL.

Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton is thrilled to announce more performers for 2017 with lineup additions that include Toronto-based spoken-word phenom Mustafa The Poet, art-house songwriter Christine Fellows and next-generation newcomer Chloe Doucet. Interstellar’s 2017 Interludes also burst with Alberta talent: Calgary’s road-weathered Leeroy Stagger, harmony-filled roots rockers Northern Beauties and the emotionally charged sounds of Edmonton songwriter Ken Stead will represent the province’s rich musical community. Piano-glam mystery Ensign Broderick rounds out this year’s Interlude lineup.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON’S COMPLETE 2017 LINEUP:

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE * ALOE BLACC * SERENA RYDER
SUZANNE VEGA * JOHN K. SAMSON and THE WINTER WHEAT
BASIA BULAT * DAN MANGAN * JD MCPHERSON
THE SUFFERS * COLD SPECKS * AMELIA CURRAN
PARKER MILLSAP * WHITNEY ROSE * BEGONIA * LEONARD SUMNER
MUSTAFA THE POET * CHRISTINE FELLOWS * LEEROY STAGGER * NORTHERN BEAUTIES * KEN STEAD * CHLOE DOLORES
ENSIGN BRODERICK

Interstellar Rodeo is also excited to announce a tech partnership with Alberta’s own ATB Financial. As a company that champions Edmonton’s culture with pride, it’s a match that makes perfect sense. “Interstellar’s heart is rooted in Edmonton. What better partner could there be than a great Alberta company like ATB,” says Chris Wynters, Interstellar Rodeo’s Director of Marketing/Partnerships.? President & CEO of ATB Financial, Dave Mowat, adds, “Even in a city of countless festivals, Interstellar Rodeo stands out from the crowd. There’s something so ‘Edmonton’ about the Interstellar community, from the food trucks up to the amazing music. We’ll be working with the Interstellar crew to offer some amazing experiences through their festival app. It’s going to be a great weekend.”

NEXT UP: Interstellar Rodeo Wine Pairings and Food Trucks (coming soon).

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INTERSTELLAR RODEO INTERLUDES:

CHLOE DOLORES

With her grandfather’s Telecaster in hand, Dolores has become a regular at Toronto’s open mic nights. Growing up with musician parents has meant that music venues have always felt like home turf, but Dolores has taken the job of finding her own voice very seriously. From writing her first songs to recent experiences recording in New York, from her solo performances to her roles in other bands, Dolores’ initial steps into the business have been taken with confidence and curiosity. She will release her first EP in 2017.

CHRISTINE FELLOWS

Christine Fellows’ songs are “antique yet avant-garde, and quietly theatrical” (NOW Magazine), populated by solitary travelers in wintry northlands, spinster pigeon-fanciers, grumpy flying foxes, and intrepid runaways. Her sixth full-length solo album,?Burning Daylight, was released alongside her first collection of poetry in 2014. Based in Winnipeg, Fellows collaborates with artists from all disciplines to create and produce performance works and recordings.

ENSIGN BRODERICK

Ensign Broderick’s dramatic, piano-driven sound gushes with the opulence and flamboyance of late 70s New Romanticism, Baroque melodrama and timeless teenage angst. Ensign Broderick has emerged out of nowhere with a fully-formed artistic vision that is completely out of time and wholly compelling, a lavish mixture of personal secrecy and raw, naked emotion bared in song. Ensign Broderick will release a new album in 2017.

KEN STEAD

Born and raised in Edmonton, folk/roots songwriter Ken Stead has spent the last two years on the stage, learning the craft and exploring ideas of family, love and acceptance in song.?Stead truly hit his creative stride with his first emotionally-charged full-length album, Fear Has No Place Here (2015), which received four Edmonton Music Award nominations.

LEEROY STAGGER

It’s been said before that love is a battlefield, and on his latest album Love Versus,?Leeroy Stagger?comes well-armed. The eleventh studio release by the British Columbia native is also a milestone, marking the first recording made at Stagger’s home studio in southern Alberta. With the new album, Stagger’s road-weathered and ever-evolving fusion of roots, rock and pop opens a new chapter, and promises to reach many more ears.

MUSTAFA THE POET

Mustafa Ahmed is a 17-year-old spoken word artist, actor and emcee based in Regent Park, Toronto. He utilizes the power of?the arts?to speak & demonstrate his understanding of the intricacies of communities such as his, touching upon topics such as youth empowerment, mental health, Islam, immigration, violence, politics, philanthropy, the search for peace and unleashing the creativity of youth.

THE NORTHERN BEAUTIES

Wielding an unmistakable brand of Western Folk, Calgary’s harmony-filled roots rockers Northern Beauties have now carved their name?into the?western Canadian musical landscape. The band was honored with a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Group/Duo of the Year and a pair of Calgary Music Award nominations for Singer/Songwriter of the year and the award for Roots/Folk recording of the year.

WHITEHORSE ANNOUNCES PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE CANADIAN TOUR WITH NEW VIDEO FOR “DIE ALONE.”

Today, Whitehorse unveils the first leg of their Panther In The Dollhouse fall tour with select western Canadian and Ontario dates confirmed for October 2017. In keeping with their ever-evolving creative approach, Whitehorse will be touring as a full band for the first time, and will hit the road this fall as a 5-piece with special guest Terra Lightfoot.

A new video for the song “Die Alone,” from Massey Hall’s new Ghost Light Sessions, was shot on the theatre’s grand and storied stage and shows Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland’s exquisite harmonies and tones. From The Road To Massey Hall, an EP celebrating artists whose careers are intertwined with the venue’s history, to this striking stripped-down performance, Whitehorse’s reverence for this stage has become part of their story as well.

The song “Die Alone” is found on the forthcoming Panther In The Dollhouse, an album that examines the conventions and assumptions of domestic life. “Die Alone” is a devastating grindhouse ballad about the havoc wreaked by and for love. Endurance and exhaustion are two sides of the coin Whitehorse flips: “You got down on one knee and pulled the rug from my feet,” sings McClelland.

The two-time JUNO Award nominees/winners will make their third appearance as Massey Hall headliners on December 8, 2017 for the Live at Massey Hall series.

TOUR DATES:

SASKATOON, SK: Broadway Theatre, Oct 12
REGINA, SK: WaWa Shrine Centre, Oct 13
EDMONTON, AB: Winspear Theatre, Oct 14
LETHBRIDGE, AB: TBC, Oct 17
MISSION, BC: Clarke Theatre, Oct 18
VANCOUVER, BC: Vogue Theatre, Oct 19
LONDON, ON: London Music Hall, Nov 17
KITCHENER, ON: Centre In The Square, Nov 18
OTTAWA, ON: NAC Theatre, Nov 21
TORONTO, ON: Massey Hall, Dec 8

WHITEHORSE REVEAL “DIE ALONE” FROM PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE OUT 7.7.17.

Whitehorse release another piece from their highly anticipated new record “Panther In The Dollhouse” today. Listen to their new song “Die Alone” on Spotify.

Click here to pre-order “Panther In The Dollhouse” on iTunes, CD, or vinyl.

SEX, LOVE AND THE LIVES OF CONSENTING ADULTS: WHITEHORSE DELVES INTO BODY POLITICS ON PANTHER IN THE DOLLHOUSE, OUT 7/7/17.

NEW VIDEO FOR “NIGHTHAWKS” OUT NOW.


Watch a new video for “Nighthawks” now, directed Tim Donnelly.

Retro psychedelic pop bubbles up on “Nighthawks,” a new song out now from Panther In The Dollhouse that questions the constructs of perpetrator and victim on the streets. “Nighthawks” is a companion piece to the slow-burner “Evangelina,” (from the album Leave No Bridge Unburned), in which the namesake character is a sex worker superhero, in celebration of those who challenged Canada’s prostitution laws at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2013.

“Nighthawks” is one example of Panther In The Dollhouse’s deep dive into body politics. Throughout the album, Whitehorse explores issues of consent, self-determination and, ultimately, freedom, largely from the perspective of women. Alongside “Boys Like You,” the grindhouse ballad of “Die Alone” and the peroxide burn of “Trophy Wife,” Panther In The Dollhouse paints a conflicted picture of domesticity and adulthood. Seedy, slinky and suggestive, the characters that populate Panther In The Dollhouse do what they can, what they must and – often – what they really shouldn’t (but can’t resist).

As genre chameleons, Whitehorse’s brazen sonic breadth encompasses psychedelic surf, arid border rock, lo-fi ingenuity and icy 80’s sparseness. Panther In The Dollhouse brings another twist to Whitehorse’s studio approach with the addition of beats and bleeps from NYC hip-hop production duo Like Minds (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg), as well as the return of Gus Van Go and Werner F as producers/engineers.

Whitehorse recently was announced as part of a group of artists set to perform as part of the upcoming Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage and Stephane Venne. Further details of Whitehorse’s role in this ceremony will be released soon. Currently on tour in the USA, Whitehorse will return for select summer shows in Canada, including Montreal Jazz Festival, Northern Lights Festival and at the Ottawa marathon, where Luke – the fastest musician in recent marathon history – is planning to run the half-marathon before the set.

Panther In The Dollhouse will be released July 7, 2017.

WHITEHORSE DEBUTS BRAND NEW FULL BAND FOR CBC FIRST PLAY LIVE.

Watch the first batch of videos below.

Watch Whitehorse and a brand new band (Ryan Gavel, Gregory Macdonald, Johnny Obercian) perform songs from Panther In The Dollhouse, including “Boys Like You” and “Nighthawks,” as part of CBC’s First Play Live series.

TOUR DATES:

ITHACA, NY: The Dock, May 18
BUFFALO, NY: Leopard Lounge, May 19
NEW YORK, NY: Mercury Room, May 22
ALBANY, NY: The Hollow, May 24
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT: Higher Ground, May 25
OTTAWA, ON: Festival Plaza, May 27
PEC, ON: Hayloft Dancehall, June 16
MONTREAL, QC: Metropolis, July 6
ORILLIA, ON: Mariposa, July 8
SUDBURY, ON: Northern Lights Festival, July 9
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON: Jackson-Triggs, July 22
PHILADELPHIA, PA: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Aug 17
OTTAWA, ON: NAC, Nov 21

More tour dates to come.

‘”A Wild West vixen blazes a trail of theft and seduction in Sam Outlaw’s new video for “Trouble.”‘ – Rolling Stone

Read Rolling Stone’s full review of Sam Outlaw’s new video for “Trouble” here.

“Sam Outlaw sounds almost happy to know he’s possibly being deceived on “Say It to Me,” a breezy number from the Los Angeles-based performer’s latest album Tenderheart. “I don’t think it’s true but it sounds like you believe it / I like the way you say it to me,” he sings, assuming a fair amount of risk over a relationship that sounds like someone’s imagination running wild after one polite conversation.” – Rolling Stone

Sam Outlaw teams up with LR Baggs on his latest live video for “Say It To Me.” Watch it below.

SPIRITS HITS DOUBLE PLATINUM IN CANADA.

Major congratulations to The Strumbellas! Their hit single, Spirits, has officially reached DOUBLE PLATINUM status in Canada. Listen to Spirits on Spotify below.

LIMITED EDITION SEAL CUFF + RETRIBUTION LP BUNDLE AVAILABLE NOW.

We are thrilled to support National Seal Products Day by offering a limited edition Retribution bundle.

The offer comes with a Retribution LP + one hand-made seal fur cuff in your choice of three colours. These fur cuffs are made by Snowfly – the same woman who made the cuffs Tanya wore at the Polaris gala in 2014. #eatsealwearseal

Visit our store to order.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF AN ACTIVIST.

“It may not surprise you to learn that I was a youth activist. Following the well laid footpath of my sister, who followed the well laid footpath of our father, who followed his heart, and a community-driven sense of social justice.”

Read Amelia’s entire essay via Indie88 here.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO WINNIPEG REVEALS FULL 2017 LINEUP.

ONE WORD: WOW.

MORE WORDS: INTERSTELLAR RODEO IS THRILLED TO BRING MAJOR ARTISTS BECK, FATHER JOHN MISTY, ALOE BLACC AND MORE TO WINNIPEG FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 @ 10am CT.

Interstellar Rodeo returns for its third year in Winnipeg with a KABOOM: today, the festival reveals its 2017 headliners are BECK, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE and FATHER JOHN MISTY (previously announced). Grammy-winner Beck, a singular force of creativity for decades, has never performed between Ontario and BC. Indie rock progenitors Broken Social Scene have new music out for the first time in seven years, and as previously announced, internationally acclaimed folk/rock provocateur Father John Misty’s appearance is also a debut in the city.

Furthering the theme of firsts, Californian R&B hit-maker Aloe Blacc, Nashville’s gothic blues newcomer Adia Victoria – who blew Interstellar’s Edmonton audience away last year – and surging British country-soul singer Yola Carter round out the impressive list of artists set to make their debuts in Winnipeg this summer. Interstellar Rodeo takes great pride in bringing the world’s best artists to the city, and this year’s lineup delivers in emphatic fashion.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO WINNIPEG’S 2017 LINEUP INCLUDES:

BECK
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE * FATHER JOHN MISTY
RHEOSTATICS * ALOE BLACC * SHAKEY GRAVES
MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES
SARAH SLEAN * ADIA VICTORIA * YOLA CARTER
DANNY MICHEL * TERRA LIGHTFOOT * THE DEAD SOUTH
WHITNEY ROSE * LEONARD SUMNER

More to come.
Visit www.interstellarrodeo.com for festival schedule and lineup details.

Cult art-rockers Rheostatics will return to Winnipeg for the their first appearance in over a decade. For decades, Rheostatics have mined Canadian mythos on era-defining albums. Renaissance woman Sarah Slean, a recording artist, composer, producer and more, has just released her first new album in five years and is another distinguished Canadian addition to Interstellar Rodeo’s lineup. Interstellar further strengthens its Can-rock bedrock with environmentalist, pacifist and romanticist Danny Michel, another esteemed member of Canada’s songwriter pantheon.

No rodeo is complete without some mega-watt Nashville sparkle, and legend of country music Marty Stuart – who just released an excellent new album called Wild West with his Fabulous Superlatives band – will kick things off on Interstellar’s Friday night bill. Between Six Shooter label-mates Shakey Graves and Whitney Rose, Interstellar Rodeo also has the best Americana music coming from Austin, Texas more than covered. Shakey Graves, the self-proclaimed ‘Texas Gentleman,’ puts on incredibly exciting live shows. Whitney Rose originally from PEI but now based in Austin, has quickly risen in the Americana/country world in recent years.

Interstellar Rodeo is also thrilled to welcome the powerful voices of major breakouts Terra Lightfoot and Leonard Sumner, two of Canada’s brightest new songwriting lights. Lightfoot, from Hamilton, and Sumner, from Winnipeg, represent a new generation of artists that effortlessly fuse rock, blues and country traditions in exciting ways.

Interstellar Rodeo’s imaginative approach to lineup creation once again offers a lineup packed with exceptional performers, both iconic and emerging.

Weekend passes will be on sale to the general public at 9am CT on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Tickets can be purchased at store.sixshooterrecords.com

ABOUT INTERSTELLAR RODEO:

Interstellar Rodeo, now in its third year in Winnipeg, has fostered a tight-knit community of local business partners, proud volunteers and Manitoba’s strongest music champions, who have worked with festival producers Six Shooter Records to build an event driven by the team’s unofficial motto, “Just Be Awesome.” The festival’s unique concept pairs great music with fine wines.

WHITEHORSE UNVEIL ANOTHER PIECE FROM UPCOMING LP.

Whitehorse released their latest song, Nighthawks, today. Download Nighthawks when you pre-order their new record “Panther In the Dollhouse” (out July 7) on iTunes here.

HEART, SOUL AND ROCK N’ ROLL: INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON UNVEILS THIS YEAR’S LINEUP, PACKED WITH TOP-NOTCH, GENRE-BENDING SONGWRITERS.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON TAKES PLACE JULY 21-23, 2017 AT HAWRELAK PARK.

WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE SUNDAY, MAY 7 @ 9am MT.

The 2017 Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton lineup is here. For its sixth year, Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton offers a feast of songwriting brilliance, featuring captivating and extraordinary performers from all corners of North America. Interstellar’s stage has quickly become a go-to destination for Edmonton’s adventurous and appreciative music lovers, and 2017’s lineup offers fire-starters, hit-makers, risk-takers and scene-makers, all on one stage, all in one weekend.

This year’s headliners include the long-awaited return of indie music progenitors Broken Social Scene, who have new music at the ready. Californian R&B/soul songwriter Aloe Blacc, a multi-talented artist with a golden touch and a heart of gold, will make his Edmonton debut on Interstellar’s stage. Powerhouse Serena Ryder, who has a spark-throwing new single in hand, is guaranteed to deliver an electrifying show.

INTERSTELLAR RODEO EDMONTON 2017 LINEUP:

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE * ALOE BLACC * SERENA RYDER
SUZANNE VEGA * JOHN K. SAMSON and The WINTER WHEAT
BASIA BULAT * DAN MANGAN * JD MCPHERSON
THE SUFFERS * COLD SPECKS * AMELIA CURRAN
PARKER MILLSAP * WHITNEY ROSE * BEGONIA * LEONARD SUMNER

Interstellar is excited to welcome iconic folk phenom Suzanne Vega – who hasn’t performed in Edmonton in nearly twenty years – back to Alberta. Vega expanded the very definition of ‘folk music,’ and blazed trails for generations of songwriters, including fellow Interstellar 2017 performers Basia Bulat and Amelia Curran, both artists who have pushed their sound into new realms on recent albums.

Interstellar Rodeo 2017 has a lot of soul (mixed with pop, funk, country and more). The Suffers, a 10-piece band from Houston, Texas, are bound to be one of this year’s musical discoveries with their ludicrously enjoyable live show. Cold Specks, an internationally-acclaimed songwriter from Ontario, has taken the world by storm with her ‘doom-soul’ stylings. Winnipeg’s Begonia, new to the scene but with similar promise, fuses her soul-tinged timbre with pop-minded synths and beats.

This year’s lineup also features artists who mine Midwestern allegory and identity, from the prairie philosophy of Winnipeg’s John K. Samson and The Winter Wheat to the brimstone-borne Americana of Parker Millsap and heartland pulse in the rock n’ roll of JD McPherson, both from Oklahoma.

As always, Interstellar Rodeo 2017 is a place to find artists who don’t fit easily into genre boxes. The festival is thrilled to welcome Dan Mangan, who has built an award-winning career with eccentric, experimentally-oriented indie rock. Emerging songwriter Whitney Rose is turning heads with her unique mix of classic country and vintage pop. Winnipeg’s Leonard Sumner’s poetic, fusion of hip-hop, spoken word, country and R&B is a powerful vehicle for his important perspective.

Interstellar Rodeo’s imaginative approach to lineup creation once again offers a lineup packed with exceptional performers, both iconic and emerging.

Weekend passes will be on sale to the general public at 9am MT on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Tickets can be purchased at store.sixshooterrecords.com

Visit an all-new Interstellar Rodeo website at www.interstellarrodeo.com

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ABOUT INTERSTELLAR RODEO:

Interstellar Rodeo, now in its sixth year, has fostered a tight-knit community of local business partners, proud?volunteers?and Alberta’s strongest music champions, who have worked with festival producers Six Shooter Records?to build an event driven by the team’s unofficial motto, “Just Be Awesome.” The festival’s unique concept pairs great music with fine wines.

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